assassination


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Synonyms for assassination

Synonyms for assassination

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

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Seventeen were executed at Rome alone, following the assassination of the Italian King.
Perhaps the most world-amazing achievement of his was the assassination of the King and Queen of Portugal.
My view of it," he flamed out, bringing his clenched hand down upon the table as if he had been in a public house dicing with blackguards--"my view of it is that it was a characteristically dastardly assassination by that damned traitor, Washington, and his ragamuffin rebels
The scientific world had barely had time to recover from the effect of this news, when it learned of the attempted assassination of Mademoiselle under the extraordinary conditions which we have detailed and which our visit to the chateau was to enable us to ascertain with yet greater precision.
I was trusted with the secret of Colonel Herncastle's plan for escaping assassination.
I leave others to draw their own conclusions in reference to the secret of the assassination as I have drawn mine.
Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia (1478-1507) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his "Descritione del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nello ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli," etc.
We tried indolently to recollect something about the Guelphs and Ghibelines and the other historical cut-throats whose quarrels and assassinations make up so large a share of Florentine history, but the subject was not attractive.
This scion of the Bhutto family endured the rigours of exile, witnessed the tormenting of his mother and sister, the assassination of his father and his younger brother but refused to bow down before dictatorship, Zardari said in his message on the occasion.
Summary: The atmosphere in south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp remains tense after Saturday's assassination of a Fatah Movement security official.
To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
HYDERABAD -- Leaders of various political parties have expressed their grief over the assassination of the central leader of JUI (F) Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro.
Political assassinations are crimes targeting Yemenis and destroying the civil state," said the Director of Saudi-German Hospital Abdullah al-Da'iri, who cited the assassination of Dr.
New Delhi, July 9 ( ANI ): A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the release of convicts involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi till July 22.
SANA'A, March 7--The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday.